Apple Wants $1 Billion From Samsung at Smartphone Retrial

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud

CLEARLY BORED of doing minor updates to its product portfolio, Apple has made a decision to renew its patent spat with Samsung.

A jury agreed in 2012 that Apple should be awarded $1.05 billion, but that figure was whittled down in subsequent retrials.

Two expert witnesses, called by Apple, testified to the sums being reasonable. Apple's dispute with Samsung for blatant copying its several smartphone design features has been running for a very long time now! 'It's a particularly significant period for Samsung to have been infringing, ' Vellturo said, given this is the point the customer enters such an ecosystem.

Samsung has not sold the phones in question in more than five years, said the the USA Today report, adding that the latest trial is expected to last about five days. The jury is considering all the facts and thinking about what amount Samsung should pay for all the damages that it has caused to Apple.

In the six years between then and now, the two companies have been duking it out in the courts to determine whether Samsung needs to pay damages based on the total value of the iPhone it copied or just a fine based on the design elements of the phone it nicked.

Under the United States patent law, infringement of a design patent can result in a plaintiff receiving total profits made through the product.

Apple and Samsung back in court over seven-year patent feud
Apple and Samsung are back in court over seven-year patent dispute

The multibillion-dollar legal war between Apple and Samsung over patents has crossed a certain limit on this Monday!

Samsung's pre-iPhone devices had keypads and smaller screens, while later models are screen-focused with app icons and no keypad. The first of which, is the US Patent No. D618,677 which centers around the black, rectangular, round-cornered front of the iPhone.

Apple argues Samsung's entire profits should be taken into account. The jury will have to decide if the Supreme Court's caveat applies to the current case, or if Apple's characterization of the matter is more correct. However, after a 2013 retrial and other appeals, the financial damages were reduced, Bloomberg reported. But the award was curbed by a retrial the following year, and the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a portion of the damages after ruling that they could reflect either individual components of a product or the entire product itself.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X: What's the difference?

Samsung has argued that consumers have other reasons to buy a phone other than its original design.

Recommended News

  • TI Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness

    TI Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness

    He says the guard continued to refuse entry "without justification" before words were exchanged and police were called. The Washington Post left a message with Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland seeking more information.
    Somerset Hills police join 'Click it or Ticket' campaign

    Somerset Hills police join 'Click it or Ticket' campaign

    The "Buckle Up Pennsylvania, Click it or Ticket " program offers grants to police departments statewide to step up enforcement. In 2017, 42 percent of automobile fatalities in North Carolina were drivers or passengers who were not wearing their seat belt.
    How to watch the royal wedding - if you haven't got a ticket

    How to watch the royal wedding - if you haven't got a ticket

    His late mother's presence will be felt at the wedding, as Harry told the BBC Meghan and his mother would have been great friends. The royal family are now paying for the ceremony and reception, with taxpayers picking up the tab for policing and security.
  • Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims

    Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims

    But his accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas and at national and worldwide competitions. Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to molesting women and girls under the guise of treatment and was caught with child pornography.
    Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality'

    Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality'

    Critics of the FCC rollback say they're anxious about consumers being forced to pay more for less consistent or slower service. In surveys, solid majorities say they support the principle of net neutrality generally, and the FCC's rules in particular.
    Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

    Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

    Furthermore, he hints that the game will be called Battlefield V , which has always been a rumored title for the 2018 game. During the reveal, the development team will discuss their vision for Battlefield V and what players can expect.
  • Europe, Iran diplomats plan to save nuclear deal

    Europe, Iran diplomats plan to save nuclear deal

    After meeting his Chinese counterpart on Sunday, Zarif said he was hopeful of forging a "clear future design" for the accord. The decision came days after US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions.
    Shenmue III Delayed Until 2019, According to Deep Silver

    Shenmue III Delayed Until 2019, According to Deep Silver

    We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III .We can not thank you enough for your enduring support. Deep Silver, the company publishing Shenmue III , recently announced that the sequel will not be coming out this year.
    Palestine recalls envoys from four European Union  nations

    Palestine recalls envoys from four European Union nations

    Morales said his country, the United States and Israel "share friendship, courage and loyalty" at the opening. The European Union opposed the USA move of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem .
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: Repoll ordered in 568 booths

    West Bengal panchayat elections: Repoll ordered in 568 booths

    He said the administration was in the process of ensuring tight security for Wednesday's re-polling between 7am and 5pm. A lot of people died because of violence created by Mamata Banerjee's party.
    'Momentum' will be key for remainder of Jets' showdown with Knights

    'Momentum' will be key for remainder of Jets' showdown with Knights

    The Jets smothered the Golden Knights' defensemen, and turned the approach into 10 takeaways and a number of scoring chances. You can say this about Jets fans: They travel well. "When teams are chasing the lead, it's tough for teams to battle back".
    EBOLA: Senate calls for end to strike in health sector

    EBOLA: Senate calls for end to strike in health sector

    This is the DRC's ninth EVD outbreak since the virus was discovered in the country in 1976. Three nurses are among the suspected cases and one is among the dead.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.